[il-muh-nahyt] /ˈɪl məˌnaɪt/
a very common black mineral, iron titanate, FeTiO 3 , occurring in crystals but more commonly massive.
1820–30; after the Ilmen Mountains (Russian Ilʾménskie góry) in the southern Urals, where it was first identified; see -ite1
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ilmenite (ˈɪlmɪˌnaɪt)
a black mineral found in igneous rocks as layered deposits and in veins. It is the chief source of titanium. Composition: iron titanium oxide. Formula: FeTiO3. Crystal structure: hexagonal (rhombohedral)
[C19: from Ilmen, mountain range in the southern Urals, Russia, + -ite1]

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A lustrous black to brownish rhombohedral mineral that is an ore of titanium. Ilmenite occurs in igneous rocks and is one of the principal dark minerals observed in beach sands. Chemical formula: FeTiO3.
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